This book is an account of the stories revealed to the author by Mohammed Mustapha on his life with Salima and the pets that had entered their lives. Relatives of Mustapha had also provide some of the accounts. Although this is a story about cats, the pages also paints a love story of Mustapha and Salima and the hardships they had faced later in life while living in New York.
Two short excerpts
A moment of silence and a surge of emotions filled her. “I’m not in agreement with this arrangement.” She was abrupt. “I’m not giving my consent.”
He swallowed, sipping his tea. He remained calm. He had prepared himself mentally, knowing that there was a possibility that she was still not interested in marriage. “And you made your decision?” he asked, calmly.
For a moment, Salima was wrapped up in silence. She shrugged and then said, “Yes, I have made my decision. You’re not for me and I’m not for you,” she said abruptly. “I’m not ready for marriage.”
The site of the kitten took her breath away. She stooped down and his bright shining green eyes came into view as if his eyes were illuminated from the inside. The kitten purred and lifted his head. Their eyes met for the very first time. Salima gasped and a sudden panic filled her eyes, witnessing the condition the two-month-old kitten was in. Her body stiffened as the kitten bristled with fright. She gasped in horror. Her body froze upon witnessing the blood dripping from the kitten’s mouth. His whimpering grew and a surge of emotions filled her, seeing the fright radiating from the kitten as his body shivered.
Some of the original names were changed in the first edition. The First Edition from December 25, 2012.
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About the Author
The author, Fisal Ally, hails from La Penitence, a district in Georgetown, Guyana, and grew up in Canada. As a boy, he enjoyed his travels across Guyana, living amongst many cultures. He enjoyed riding in speedboats and on carnival floats. He cherishes his kite flying days and swimming in the American Indian village of Mainstay. His diverse back- ground has influenced his writing and he finds great satisfaction in bringing history to life through his writing by interweaving facts, real people and places with fictional characters.